Female Representation in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

I recently finished watching Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, which happens to be both the fourth part of the manga and the fourth season of the anime adaptation. Having had plenty of things to say about my enjoyment of this particular entry in the franchise on social media, I figured I would set aside […]

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Harmony isn’t very harmonious

I recently watched “Harmony” the second film in the Itoh Project series! In brief, the story is set in a time where the world health organisation has refined healthcare down to a fine art, allowing people to reach a state of near immortality thanks to perfectly controlled pill-popping health plans. I must admit, having seen […]

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Transformers: Complex Gender Dynamics, In Disguise

‘Transformers’ is a multimedia franchise chronicling the timeless struggle of a sentient race of transforming robots. Since its first introduction into the public eye over 30 years ago, Transformers has become something of a cultural icon among western viewing audiences, defining childhoods back in the 1980s and then again in the mid 2000s with the […]

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Moving away from “Problematic Faves”

For about as long as I’ve written on this site, the term “Problematic fave” has been a thing. It’s a phrase that was born out of a necessity to navigate the often complicated relationship both art and artists can have with their audience. In essence a problematic favourite is simply a work that has problematic […]

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YEARLY DIGEST: THE RETURNENING

It’s December, the time of year where I used to post articles for the 12 Days series. It didn’t happen last year and it’s not happening this year, and it’s fairly safe to say I won’t be releasing any other posts this year, so why not just jump straight into the year-in-review. 2019 ON THE […]

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Revisiting The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Despite my blog and branding being named ‘All Hail Haruhi’, a reference to the Haruhism culture surrounding the character of that name, I’ve never directly spoken about The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Feeling like I had to make the Haruhi post that much better than my other works, so as to not let the name […]

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Opening the door to Fata Morgana

This post will contain full spoilers for The House in Fata Morgana. The story is great, and I highly suggest you experience it first hand before reading. Purchase: GOG / Steam / MangaGamer. Exploring Memories The House in Fata Morgana opens with the formation of a disembodied presence in an otherworldly mansion. A maid who has been in this place […]

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Anime has a curation problem

Over the past year I’ve seen an ever increasing amount of critics and viewers who are angry that anime is still spurned by those outside of the medium and its communities. While I believe that it is ultimately right we defend the art form from unjust accusations, I also feel that many critics are tackling […]

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YEARLY DIGEST REDUX

At the end of ’12 Days of Anime’ last year I made a post with a title near identical to this one, crowning off the event with a monolithic recollection of my year both on and off the blog. It was a demanding piece of work, emotionally and physically, and one that I’ve ever since […]

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